23 July 2013

Summertime and Why Treats Are Necessary

Anyone who has met me for more than 5 seconds, knows that summertime is my very least favorite time of the year.  I was never crazy about it, but since global warming has meant that each summer gets hotter longer, I actually dread it.

Today's Ten on Tuesday topic at least means I can console myself with the things I like about summer, so good for that.

10 Favorite Summertime Treats

1.  Rita's Water Ice - I love Rita's water ice, and I also love their gelati, which is water ice with frozen custard.  Nothing else is the same.

2.  Summer Rolls - The Tim makes these, and they are so good I think we could easily live on them for the whole summer.

3.  Going to the beach - or as they say here "going down the shore."  We usually go to Avalon, New Jersey, which is a very pleasant day trip, and a beach that even when it's "crowded," isn't.

4.  Margaritas - it's not like I never ever have one any other time, but I especially enjoy them during the summer, they seem extra refreshing.

5.  Potato salad - like stuffing, which can be made anytime, but that I only actually make during the holidays, potato salad is something I only make in the summer, usually at holidays, and I do love me some potato salad.

6.  Sleeping with the windows open - even though this summer, it's mostly been sleeping with the windows open, with a fan, and still being too miserably hot and not able to sleep.  But occasionally it is a perfect night, and those are the best.

7.  Stitch 'n Pitch - I always have fun with my crazy friends, and it's usually my only chance to go to a Phillies game.  And good or bad, I do love my Phillies.  I have a dream of some day going to Stitch 'n Pitch twice - once for the Phillies, and once for the Pittsburgh Pirates, my other team.

8.  The Fourth of July - I like what it means, I like fireworks, I like picnics, I like patriotic songs, everything about it.

9.  Ice cream - or, Klondike bars.  We don't have either very often, but I really love to have these icy cold treats when it's hot.

10.  Fresh fruits and veggies - Love, love, love, love!  Anytime you can have many choices for fruit on any given day, or tomatoes, corn on the cob, cucumbers, etc. more than once a week, it's a good thing as far as I'm concerned.

How about you?  Especially if you are like me, and not a fan of summer, what are the things that you can find positive about it????


Beverly said...

I'm always excited about fresh local fruits and veggies. Can't get enough!

Anonymous said...

I too love sleeping with the windows open - although this summer we have used the AC more than I like.

Nana Sadie said...

I am in total agreement with you, Global Warming is making summertime unbearable. :(
But your list is GREAT!

margene said...

I am a huge fan of summer and I love all the things on your list!

Donna said...

I love the Shore. My daughter got to spend a few days in LBI a few weeks ago and loved it. She's going again right after Labor Day.

I wish we had a local Stitch and Pitch!

Lorraine said...

Bridget- I thought you were talking about my body in #2.

Kim said...

I'm with you completely: summer is my least favorite time of year. Things like ice cream and fresh veggies barely make up for the heat and humidity.

Mereknits said...

See summer isn't looking too bad with this list. I am not a fan of summer in Florida, come October I will be happy again.

kathy b said...

Oh I want your potato salad recipe! is it mayo or oil based???

I love windows open for sleeping too
I love cicadas and crickets making night noise
and I love even the bats that fly overhead at night eating mosquitos